alyssa vine-hodge · Uncategorized · Wellness

Wellness Wednesday: FREE 31 Day Mindfulness Challenge for October

Mindfulness: a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. Do you feel overwhelmed by the stresses of everyday life? Living more mindfully can help. Learn the tools to embrace the present and reduce stress in your… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: FREE 31 Day Mindfulness Challenge for October

beauty · Hair

On Trend…The Half Bun

So we have seen the man bun bombard us last season and now it’s the girls turn. The half bun is taking over street style. At first glance it can look a bit like you are about to wash your face. The more I dove into this trend I actual started feeling it. The simplicity… Continue reading On Trend…The Half Bun

beauty · FASHION · Hair

Bobby Pin Hair Art

The bobby pin may be one of the most useful and versatile tools in a beauty arsenal. Now it’s time to turn it up a notch and really have some fun. Before we get started keep these little tips in mind. The pin should be placed wavy side down and if sprayed first with hairspray… Continue reading Bobby Pin Hair Art

FASHION · Hair · salon news · travis vann

Framesi Education Conference

Vannity’s commander and chief, Travis Vann, traveled to Orlando this month to headline the Taming of the Do hair conference.  This unique hair show was education based and played out on a major stage.  Travis is a member of the elite North American Framesi design team. He and his colleague, Xena Parsons, were chosen as… Continue reading Framesi Education Conference


Get your meditation on!

Just a little humor for today. But hopefully it serves as a reminder for us to unplug ourselves from the demands of life. Go for a walk, cook a meal you’ve been craving, escape in a book, take a nap without feeling guilty…whatever it is that will make you feel light-hearted and free, take some time for… Continue reading Get your meditation on!

Make up

Find the right makeup for your selfie!

How important is it to you to look stunning in a selfie? Check out this article Makeup for a Selfie Generation brought to you by the NY Times and choose the right make up to look stunning in a selfie. Don’t let this be you….. Thanks Amanda Pokrzywa for bringing this to our attention!


A four year old critiques Emmy hair

Last night’s Emmy hair as seen through the eyes of Edie… Edie ” this look is toot-tastic… I really like the back of her blonde head.” Edie” I like her hair , lips and blush…. Do boys have eyelashes ?” Edie”yuck… She looks like a cartoon character and her hair looks fat.” Mommy” fat is… Continue reading A four year old critiques Emmy hair